Written and performed by Sam Dugmore
Directed by Jessica Clough-MacRae
This high-energy solo show sees Sam Dugmore recreate his favourite childhood action films, with a twist..
The show has had critically acclaimed, sell out shows at Fringe World Perth, Adelaide Fringe Festival, and Sydney Comedy Festival, and won the Best Comedy Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award 2021, the Sydney Comedy Festival Best Newcomer Award 2021, and the Edinburgh Fringe Award at Adelaide Fringe 2022.
Through raucous physical comedy, mime and skilful multi-rolling, Sam examines the impact of action films on the lives and minds of boys and men. Turning the classic action film on its head, MANBO is an action hero looking for meaning and connection in a world that expects him to be a muscle-bound, ruthless killer.
"A masterclass on how to engage an audience through the power of pure silliness.”
The Adelaide Advertiser